Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai marks the directorial debut of Goldie Behl, who has also penned some of the songs for the film.
Loosely based on the Hollywood Wall Street (Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen) and our own Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla), the film boasts of a heavy duty star cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Sushmita Sen, Rani Mukherji, Jackie Shroff. Impressive, huh?
Alas, the same cannot be said about the film's music. Except for a couple of songs, BISKH is just another album.
The album offers eight songs composed by Aadesh Shrivastava (of Shastra and Jodi No 1), of which one song is repeated twice in the album.
The opening track, Yeh hawaaein, is a breezy, pleasant romantic duet in the soothing vocals of Alka Yagnik and Shaan. The basic tune of this piece is used as a closing theme in almost all the remaining songs.
Alka and Shaan dream up a storm in Kuchh aisa jahan. The beats are reminiscent of Tere bina (Ghar) which, nevertheless, gel well with the song. This song is clear winner.
Dil nasheen is your typical masala fare, peppered with some cool Arabic acoustics and funky beats. However one fails to understand why both Sukhwindara Singh and Shaan try to mimic A R Rahman.
Chhota sa mann hai by Alka, Kay Kay and Roop Kumar Rathod is what you get when you mix a little of Sting's A thousand years and a portion of Yeh khoobsurat badan (Rajkumar) .
Only this mixture develops into an overbearing qawwali. Need I say more?
Even as you are recovering from the Chhota attack, Ganga maiya playbacked by an over-the-top Sonu Nigam engulfs you.
From here on, it's downhill. Kya hua (Shaan and Alka) fails to make any impact. The last, and the least, Jhoomein yeh zameen by Roop Kumar Rathod is nothing to write home about either.
Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai is a deceiving and disappointing album which starts off with two highly promising tracks only to tumble down.
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